Sukkot marks one month until Election Day.

Sukkot marks one month until Election Day.

October 12, 2022

One Sukkot tradition I love is welcoming ushpizin, or honored guests — sometimes actual guests, sometimes strangers, often departed ancestors or other revered figures. This practices says, in essence, that everyone is welcome in the sukkah.

As the Washington Director of Bend the Arc, I run our program to elect progressive champions who share this value of welcoming and inclusion. That means we must defeat candidates who are working to build a country only for themselves.

The election is less than one month away, and I need your help fighting for a future where everyone is welcome. Rush a gift of $18 to help mobilize voters in 3 critical Senate races — Georgia, Wisconsin, and North Carolina — between now and Election Day.

If you haven’t already, meet our three Senate candidates who believe in a country where all of us are safe, free, and thriving:

🗳️ Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock (GA) is the first Black Senator from Georgia and the pastor who leads the congregation at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church in Atlanta. His life’s work is fighting systemic racism.

🗳️ Mandela Barnes (WI) has worked as a community organizer and served both in the Wisconsin State Assembly and as Lieutenant Governor, fighting for much-needed progress on the environment, economy, education, racial justice, and health care for working families.

🗳️ Cheri Beasley (NC) has devoted her life to public service and to the people of her state, serving as a public defender, district judge, and Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

A larger Democratic majority in the Senate is within reach. Donate $18 today to help elect leaders who know that everyone belongs in the sukkah.

Chag sameach,

Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block

PS: A new, more powerful Senate could end the Jim Crow filibuster, eliminate the Manchin/Sinema veto, protect our freedoms from MAGA Republicans, approve Biden nominees, stop Mitch McConnell, and more. But we need your help to get there. Donate $18 today to power our movement’s work ahead of the midterms.